Fruit peels, 5 curious and useful ideas for recycling them at home and in the kitchen
HOW TO USE THE FRUIT PEELS
Do a calculation, even a rough one: the quantity of fruit peels, and in particular of citrus fruit, that we throw in the trash is really huge. Always indispensable? Are we sure that, at least sometimes to start, there are no alternatives? Yet if we think of lemon, to give an example, many of its qualities, even to be reused for domestic cleaning, are contained in the skin. So have fun containing this waste, and choose your way not to waste the skins.
They can perfume small rooms such as the refrigerator and pantry, they can be dried, caramelized and transformed into detergents, alcohol, and sauces: there are many ways in which you can use fruit peels.
Here are five ideas to recover them and not waste them :
USE THE CITRUS PEELS FOR CLEANING
Do you know that, with citrus peel, copper objects are shining again? Just pass the peels of the oranges or lemons on the surface to be cleaned and it will shine again: a remedy of the grandmother with surprising results.
Limoncello is a liqueur obtained from the peel of lemons: prefer organic ones, even better those grown in the garden. Preparing limoncello is a tradition to conclude the abundant Sunday family meals.
HOW TO PERFUME HOME IN A NATURAL WAY
Perfuming homerooms in an environmentally sustainable way without resorting to commercial sprays is possible. Prolonged use of the sprays can be harmful to health: this is what the Altroconsumo association has found after testing the most common room fragrances. The association has prepared tests to verify the non-toxicity of the emissions. And verified that they release polluting and irritating substances.
DIY UNIVERSAL DETERGENT
Preparing the detergent at home with citrus peels has a double advantage: it is very economical thanks to the use of waste and eco-friendly material as it is free of polluting substances and harmful to the environment and health.
Apple peel sauce is a delicious recipe to enjoy with grilled vegetables, and it is also simple to prepare.
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